Dave Swanson is a writer and musician from Cleveland, Ohio. He has spent a lifetime obsessed with all things Rock & Roll. Dave has written for a variety of publications including Shindig!, Bucketful Of Brains, The Cleveland Scene and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He hosts his own radio show, has promoted concerts and played in several bands including, but not limited to, Rainy Day Saints, New Salem Witch Hunters, The Cynics, Chamber Strings, Guided By Voices, Death Of Samantha, and Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army. Favorite bands-Cheap Trick, The Monkees, Sparks, Motorhead, Beach Boys, Rockpile, XTC,Van Der Graaf Generator, Sweet, Bob Dylan,etc. Favortie color- paisley. Sign-Scorpio. Favorite Movies-Love And Death, Don't Look Back & Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. Political party-Mod & Rocker. Religion-Rock & Roll. His biggest regret is having no regrets. If not playing, writing, reading about, listening to, or discussing music, he is most likely dead.
36 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Dream Police’ Becomes a Belated Smash
By the time their fourth studio album 'Dream Police' arrived in September of 1979, Cheap Trick had gone from cult following to mega-stardom -- all within a year.
Former Alice Cooper Guitarist Dick Wagner Dies at 71
One of rock's most renowned guitarists, Dick Wagner, died this morning (July 30). He was 71.
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett Team Up for ‘Summertime Blues’
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett joined together for a surprise version of 'Summertime Blues' at a cancer benefit concert in Philadelphia.
U2 Might Release a New Album in 2014 After All
After a series of starts and stops, U2 could be ready to release its new album in late 2014.
Weird Al’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody Is Pretty Much Perfect
For more than 30 years now, "Weird Al" Yankovic has been the king of spoofs and parodies.
Todd Rundgren and Utopia Release ‘Live At The Electric Ballroom’
A two-CD concert from 1978 has recently been unearthed.
Judas Priest Tease New Album With ‘Battle Cry’ Song Snippet
The group have offered another sample from 'Redeemer of Souls.' This time it's 'Battle Cry.'
Poison’s ‘Nothin’ But A Good Time’ Featured In New Hardees Ad
The 'Open Up and Say Ahh!' favorite went to No. 6 on the Billboard charts in the spring of 1988.
AC/DC’s ‘Hells Bells’ Used in New Terminix Ad
The opening track to 'Back in Black' is used in a new commercial.
Watch Guns N’ Roses Cover the Angels’ ‘Marseilles’ In Tribute To The Late Doc Neeson
At a concert in Las Vegas, Axl Rose paid tribute to one of his favorite rock and roll singers, recently deceased former Angels star Doc Neeson.